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Boot mgr is missing

Please Help! We tried to install XP on my boyfriend's Acer that had Vista on it. We formated the HD and when restarted it tells us that the Boot Mgr is missing. Everything that I lok up says to put the install CD in, and that would be great if we had one, but Vista was already on his computer when he bought it. Can you help?

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Re: boot mgr is missing

Are you trying to dual boot? Download Vistabootpro and repair the MBR. Be sure and point at the drive partition that Vista is on because the file you need is there. I did not have a restore disk and this worked.

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Did your computer come with any cd's? if yes, do you have one label "system restore" or anything with restore

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